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Title: Knowledge and Ending of Theorizing (A Study in Yuktiṣaṣṭika)
Other Titles: Philosophical Papers, Journal of the Department of Philosophy, Vol. XVII, March-2021, pp. 130 - 139
Authors: Bora, Shakuntala
Issue Date: Mar-2021
Publisher: University of North Bengal
Abstract: Nāgārjuna says that liberation is attained not with the help of being or nonbeing but by knowledge of being and non-being. We have Nāgārjuna saying: ‘One is not liberated by being (bhāva), one does not [transcend] the being1 (bhāva) by nonbeing (abhāva), [but] by thorough knowledge of being and non-being (bhā vā bhāvaparijn͂ ānāt) the magnanimous (mahātma) are liberated.’2 For Nāgārjuna this state is the very transcendence of being and non-being by understanding: ‘Those whose intelligence (buddhi) has transcended being and non-being and is unsupported have discovered the profound and inobjective meaning of ‘condition’.’3...
ISSN: 0976-4496
Appears in Collections:Philosophical Papers. Vol 17 (March 2021)

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